“Non-conducive” QC labs still awaiting restoration

first_img3 months later…despite Ministry’s promisesPromises made by the Education Ministry earlier this year to restore the dilapidated wings and Science laboratories of Queen College have remained unfulfilled as students and teachers are still awaiting the rehabilitation, which was promised since August of this year.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday, several employees, who requested not to be named, explained that no rehabilitation work was done on the school’s infrastructure and questions were raised as to whether the Ministry will keep their end of the bargain.After reports were carried in the media of the school’s dilapidated structure, the Education Ministry had issued a statement, informing that education officers from the Department of Education along with an engineer appointed by the Education Ministry would have visited the school and assessments were conducted. Upon examination, it was revealed that the institution indeed needed a restoration project.As a result, $11 million was allocated to the works, which should have begun during the last August vacation. The project included routine repairs and maintenance works which are needed. Additionally, the roofs of the East and West wings and the administrative building will be repaired.The Science laboratory, which was considered by the teachers as “not conducive” to laboratory experiments, will be repainted, cupboards will be installed, and the dilapidated walls and ceilings will be repaired.Guyana Times had reported earlier that students and teachers were raising complaints about the difficulties they faced on a daily basis, as a result of poor facilities. Calls were made for the labs to be redone, which was one of the main challenges faced.Sources had revealed that with respect to the quality of students produced every year, the institution requires at least one state-of-the-art laboratory.It was revealed that in the past, moderators that are dispatched to the school would comment on the state of the laboratories which were being utilised by the students.Additionally, the unmaintained playgrounds were one of the main reasons the school’s sports activities were held at the Guyana Cricket Club (GCC) ground. Presently, maintenance has been scheduled to fix the ground and sources have indicated that those works have begun.last_img read more

Mancini ‘ready’ to become new Italy coach – federation

first_img0Shares0000Zenit coach Roberto Mancini has won league titles in Italy and England © AFP/File / ROBERT MICHAELMILAN, Italy, May 1 – Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini has agreed in principle to become the next Italy coach, Italian federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said Tuesday.“Yesterday (Monday) in Rome there was a meeting … with Roberto Mancini, who said he was ready to end his relationship with Zenit and coach the national team,” Fabbricini said in quotes carried by Gazzetta Dello Sport. “We agreed that we’ll start to talk about figures and details on May 13, at the end of the Russian championship.“I want to state that nothing is decided. We’ve told Mancini clearly that the FIGC has a budget for the role which it does not intend to deviate from.”The annual budget for the future coach and his backroom staff has been fixed at five million euros.Mancini, 53, met with the Italian FA sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta and team manager Gabriele Oriali for over two hours in Rome on Monday evening.It was reported over the weekend that Carlo Ancelotti had turned down the job, with Gazzetta reporting that the federation had offered the former Manchester City manager a two-year contract until 2020 worth four million euros ($4.8million) a year.“Coaching the national team would be prestigious and a source of pride for me because Italy are one of the most important teams in the world,” Mancini told Italian radio on Monday.During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led Manchester City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan and Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.The former Lazio and Sampdoria forward never became a regular with Italy during his 10-year international career, during which he won 36 caps and scored four goals.Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in a two-legged playoff in November.Italy’s under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

How To Buy A New Tesla Model 3 For Just 26250

first_imgNow that’s a heck of a deal right there.With the announcement of the $35,000 Tesla Model 3, the electric automaker rocked the world a bit. However, what if we told you that you can buy a Model 3 for a lot less than $35,000.No, we’re not talking used, but rather a brand new Model 3.More Tesla News You see, even though the federal tax credit of $7,500 is down to just $3,750 for Tesla (and Chevrolet), state credits for EV purchases are still fully in place. For example, in California, an electric car buyer gets a $2,500 rebate. So, in California, the after-credit price of the Model 3 would be just $28,750 (plus destination). That’s an extremely low price for a Tesla electric car, but it drops even lower in some states.What Incentives Do I Qualify For By Buying An Electric Vehicle?We should point out that these EV incentives aren’t limited to just Tesla or the Model 3. Any pure electric car qualifies equally at the state level.But $26,250. How’s that possible? Well, if you reside in Colorado, the state offers a $5,000 cash rebate. This is not tied to your tax liability at all, so all buyers qualify.Time to run the numbers. Starting with the base price of $35,000, subtract the $5,000 Colorado state rebate and it drops down to $30,000. Minus the $3,750 federal tax credit (provided you have the tax liability to qualify for that amount) and there’s your $26,250 brand new Tesla Model 3. Sure seems like a bargain to us for an electric car with a range of 220 miles and a 0 to 60 MPH time of 5.6 seconds. Or, you could buy a well-equipped Toyota Corolla instead (sarcasm intended).We suggest you check out what your state offers in incentives for electric cars and see if the Model 3 (or any other EV) meets your needs. Many of these incentives won’t last long, so you surely don’t want to miss out on a deal by waiting it out. Source: Electric Vehicle News The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Announcement Recap Tesla Launches Base Model 3: Here’s The Price UPDATE: Longest Range Electric Cars For Your Money: Cheap EVs That Go Far Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on March 3, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more